Things I Hate About Texas
I hate that people think Texas is full of desert, rodeos, country/hick accents, boots, Wrangler jeans-wearing citizens, country music and no guns.
Guns don’t kill people. People with guns who point guns at other people and intentionally pull the trigger kill people.
I hate it when people use “howdy” to greet each other in Texas, or to Texans, like it’s the only way to greet someone. “Howdy” sounds like “how” and a “d”. Unless you want the D from the next guy you see, stop freaking saying it. I think it’s supposed to be short for “how are you doing”, but it’s just so dumb and annoying and HICK-LIKE.
So many people everywhere else hear that I’m from Texas, and their impression of me immediately changes.
I’m embarrassed to be in the “born ‘n raised” group of people; it makes me feel like I’m part of a cattle. You’re not cattle. Unless you plan on selling your soul to the Devil, stop acting like you’re something that can be sold.
People assume Texans use horses for transportation, have merely one religion (Christianity), are full of state pride (do I look full of state pride to YOU?), are illiterate idiots, kill people who don’t think like them and are 100% against same-sex marriage. They also assume Texas is built up of a lot of desolate spaces (that’s a LAUGH) and is full of cowboys.
Honestly? There are so many fake cowboys and cowgirls in this state it’s so easy to find them. They’re the wannabes. And they’re so doing it all wrong.
I hate how people think of us as hill billies.
I hate the Texas flag. Why is it the same colors as those of the USA flag?
I hate that, when I say I’m from Texas, people tell me (even in Texas), “Oh! So you’re a Texan!” like it’s its own nationality or some shit. Personally, I think “American” overrides the “Texan” bit quite a lot. I hate it here.
I hate when I say I hate it here, tell people why, and still get told, “Well, there’s something bad about everywhere. It’s life. You just have to deal with it.” Fuck you.
I hate how everyone always asks, “So, did you see the game last night?” No, I didn’t see the game. Hamilton left. My eye candy is gone. I lost interest anyway when I learned he’s married already, s o …
Isn’t there something else that can be talked about besides SPORTS, anyways?!
I hate how the weather reporters refer to 75 degree Fahrenheit weather as chilly.
I hate how the cowboy wannabes wear bigger belt buckles and talk shit about how all the girls will think they’re big elsewhere. I mean, I get it. You’re big [in the ego department].
The people around here act like we have two seasons. AND THEN THEY BOAST ABOUT IT TO EVERYONE.
I hate Texas. I hate it for many more reasons than this.
I don’t mind it, however, because my family is here.